Unique Food Tours


Welcome to Experience Food, the only food tour company in Ottawa that makes you discover Ottawa and Gatineau's top restaurants. Locals and tourists alike are invited to indulge in the city's booming culinary scene and discover the world-class restaurants that are putting it on the map. Named one of the best things to do in Ottawa, Experience Food offers you a delicious new way to experience this great city.

Gourmet Experience

Dress up and follow our guide on an evening discovery of the quality and finesse of Ottawa dining. This tour brings you to four of Ottawa’s best restaurants. At each restaurant, one of the city’s top chefs will have carefully prepared a dish for you. Each dish is served with a drink handpicked by each establishment’s sommelier. In total, the night consists of two appetizers, a main course, and a dessert, each with a drink pairing.

*Our Gourmet Experiences feature the city’s top independently owned and operated restaurants. We have worked with these establishments to organize the best possible evenings with dining that can’t be compared to other food tours offered in the region. While this may mean that some of our tours are a little more expensive than the competition, you can rest assured that this translates to better quality.

Choose between 5 destinations that will blow you away. To learn about the destinations before you book – CLICK HERE

Premium Experience

Enjoy Ottawa and Gatineau’s finest restaurants during our Premium Experience. During these evening food tours, you will have a personal guide that will take you to eat at the best restaurants in a selected neighborhood. There, you will have the freshest and most unique dishes paired with the best drinks. This tour is the same format as the Gourmet Experience. It offers top-shelf ingredients and pairings.

*Premium Experiences, like Gourmet Experiences, only feature Ottawa’s best independently owned and operated restaurants. Premium Experiences offer larger budgets to restaurants in order for them to provide the most up-scale experience possible.

All Premium Experiences are private tours for 2 to 8 people. Choose between 5 great destinations. To learn more about these destinations – CLICK HERE

Tasting Experience

During this lunchtime guided tour, you will make 7 stops. Each will serve samples of the house’s specialty as you will learn about the neighborhood’s food scene. These laid-back afternoon tours consist of great no-frills restaurants and street food. In total, the tour has 5 savoury stops, an option for 2 alcoholic beverages, and 2 sweet stops.

*Tasting Experiences are designed to showcase the ByWard Market’s tastiest and most iconic foods. The restaurants were chosen for their quality. Most stops have room to sit. Expect to have some food while standing. Do not eat before the tour.

To learn more about this tour before you book – CLICK HERE

Partner Restaurants


Discover these great restaurants during our Gourmet and Premium Experiences

Testimonials


Here's what people are saying about us.

Anthony E – ★★★★★

Centertown Premium Experience

The tour was hands down, the best time we had in Canada.  This was our first "food tour" and it exceeded all of our expectations.  As I mentioned before, it's so good that I am going to write a more detailed account of our time.  All four restaurants were amazing and the wine pairing was perfect.  We got to feel a little like Anthony Bourdain.  Mathieu Samson-Savage was the best host.  Very polite and informative.  He was more than willing to answer every question we had.  All in all, this was one of the best times we have had travelling.

Suzanne S – ★★★★★

Little Italy Gourmet Experience

Having participated in Experience Food's Little Italy Tour, it is without a doubt that I say that I will be back with my friends. Where is the next destination?

Emilie L – ★★★★★

Old Hull and Little Italy Gourmet Experience

I tried the Hull tour first, it was delicious and such a fun way to spend an evening with friends. I discovered many restaurants I had never tried that were so good I had to go back! All of this with a great guide sharing interesting pieces of history from the area. I loved it so much that a couple of months later I did the Little Italy (Preston street) tour for my birthday. Everyone loved it and the highlight of that one was definitely getting a taste of Atelier and talking with the chef. It's great for locals who want to try something new and tourists who want to discover the city and all the best eating spots. I highly recommend it!

Danielle R – ★★★★★

Hintonburg Gourmet Experience

Thank you for the wonderful evening. The food was great, the wine was well paired and the people were very friendly. On top of this, you know the region very well as well as the products used by the restaurants! (translated)

Ellen B – ★★★★★

ByWard Market Tasting Experience

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Every stop is unique and we learned so much about the history of the area. Matthew is a wonderful guide. Reserve your spot on this tour today!

Josée S – ★★★★★

Old Hull, Hintonburg, and Little Italy Gourmet Experience

Good food, good drinks, interesting facts and we even got to meet the chefs/owners! This was great!

Rachelle L – ★★★★★

Little Italy Gourmet Experience

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening last night. The food and service were excellent. It made for a fun and unique birthday celebration for my Dad that we all enjoyed very much. Good luck with your company. I would recommend your tours to anyone looking for an interesting way to experience some of Ottawa’s great restaurants!